The Importance of Visiting Other Blogs and Websites
Readers come over to your website for one main reason: they are searching for more information. If you are friendly and you project some sort of charisma, they will probably come back again and again to try to know you personally, before committing to buy any of your products. A good way to show them that you are a real person is to visit their website as a way of gratitude for visiting yours.
First, I believe that almost everyone on the internet is a real people. Very few websites can be run by bots and automated software. However, sometimes the way people act makes them seem like they are not real. For example, business owners who are aloof and condescending tend to alienate readers. Likewise, putting yourself in a pedestal where you cannot be reached by prospects and customers is not a good idea in online business.
Remember that your business will not be complete without the customers. You, your website, product, and marketing campaigns, comprises only half of your business. The other half is composed of customers who make the enterprise. Build connections and bridges with your audience and you set yourself up for an increase in profit.
Statistics show that at least 33.33% of your website visitors also have a web presence of their own. With greater probability, they have a blog somewhere. It’s either they are pro bloggers, bloggers for fun, or internet business owners like you.
To get to know your website visitors, it is helpful to visit them too. Devote a particular part of your blog to offering incentives to readers who give their blog address to you. This way, you get a long list of blog addresses to visit and comment on in the future.
When you visit their blog site, don’t just give it a quick read. Read carefully what they have to say and determine the topic of the blog. Posting comments on other reader’s blogs will be seen as a thoughtful act, especially if your comment was sensible. The point is to be active in the discussion.
Subscribe to RSS feeds of other people’s blogs so you get notified each time they make a new posting. Be actively involved in other people’s blogs and eventually many people will become familiar with your name.
Linking back to blog posts that are keyword rich and have a similar theme to your site will help you rank higher in search engines. For example, in your own blog, you can write a review about somebody else’s blog post then provide the link. Likewise, some people will return the favor and make reviews of your blog, then link back to you. You both benefit.
In truth, interacting with other blog and site owners is a give and take partnership. Inbound links will help you and others, if done right. Plus, there’s no telling how many people will get to see your site as a result of active participation in online discussions and conversations.